Take advantage of time to learn new skills

Leave the fast-paced modern world behind for the tonic of sea air and the choice to learn new skills while sailing across a great ocean. These are a few of the engaging workshops that will be offered aboard National Geographic Endurance.

Travel writing

Join group sessions with an accomplished travel writer to learn about the genre and get tips for improving your own craft.


As naturalist, historian, and expedition leader, Tom Ritchie has been associated with Lindblad for more than 40 years. However, he actually started his career as an artist, and specializes in natural history subjects. His wife, Paulette, has conducted numerous art workshops and together they will offer a series of art workshops during this epic transatlantic voyage. Join them. It should be lots of fun.

Learn the art of ocean navigation

Experience_SkillsatSea-Vert.jpgDo you love standing on the bridge to watch the workings of a ship? Join oceanographer Jim Kelley and our ship’s Captain and officers for a course in covering all the practical aspects of navigating the sea. Learn to read nautical charts and employ a sextant, magnetic compass, and gyro compass. You’ll discover how pilots chart their way through the current and wind and determine the routes we take.

Daily presentations & discussions with your expedition team

The entire expedition team is prepared with talks and presentations on topics from anthropology to zoology that knit this sweeping voyage into a coherent whole for you. A program of talks will be offered each day. Choose to join us in the lounge or relax in your cabin and listen to the broadcast.

Enter a National Geographic Geo Bee

Test your geographical knowledge against your fellow travelers with a version of the National Geographic Geo Bee. Answer questions over the course of a few days and compete for a chance to win some of the $10,000 in travel credits.

Plus, these options:

  • Listen to the soothing sounds of our onboard musician.
  • Indulge in the tonic of wellness with voyage-adapted stretching and toning.


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